March 16, 2010
What: The Sisters Hospital Foundation, St. Joseph Fund is sponsoring a traditional St. Joseph’s Day Table for associates and visitors. Father Lou Klein, hospital chaplain, will be blessing the bread and food which is being catered by Bing’s Restaurant. Mass cards will be placed on all meal trays for patients as well.
When: Friday, March 19, 2010, 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Fr. Lou Klein will Bless the table at 12:30 p.m.
Where: St. Joseph Campus Community Room (2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14225)
St. Joseph the carpenter was the husband of Mary and the earthly father of Jesus. St. Joseph's Day is traditionally celebrated on March 19th, the birthday of St. Joseph, and honors all fathers.
In the Catholic tradition, St. Joseph's Day traditionally falls during the fasting season of Lent that precedes Easter. That means the St. Joseph's Day feast is a meatless meal. Italian recipes include pastas, fish, sweets, breads and fava beans. Many other countries join the festivities on March 19th and, since Joseph is one of the most common names in these countries, most families have at least one Giuseppe, Jozefa, José, Pepe, Joe or Josephine to celebrate with.